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towards bethesda and connecticut avenue. in fact, let's just go to our live picture right now on our mdot camera so i can show you what's going o. i was just on the phone with maryland state police. on the outer loop after connecticut avenue, six cars were involved in this accident on the outer loop of the beltway causing major delays. you need to stay to the right to get by and if you're planning to head here, the equipment still on the scene. arrow board has been set up. a tight squeeze to the right. you know what that does to traffic. in fact, let's go to our next camera shot. i can show you the delays on the traffic land cam camera if we can go to that you have delays from at least georgia avenue as you head westbound on the beltway toward connecticut avenue. and that's growing quickly. jammed there on the beltway north of town. so keep that in mind for your travel plans. on the northbound side of i-95, you have delays coming up towards spring field. that's because of an earlier accident. a little further south from this in lorton that was in the hov lanes. now everyone is moving upst
fisher, 9news. >>> as we learn more about the shooting rampage in connecticut, we're learning more about a chilling school threat in northwest indiana. 60-year-old vaughn myer was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to go to a grade school and kill as many people as he could before police could stop him. he livers just a few feet from the school. police took the threat seriously. they arrested him. a search of his home turned up nearly four dozen weapons along with a large amount of ammunition. >>> guns are a way of life for some people. they see increase and stricter government controls as a threat which could account for today's run on guns in frederick, maryland. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at a gun store in frederick county, maryland where the result of the newtown tragedy has been a run on guns. >> right now i've got channel 9 recording me because everybody in the country is buying guns and i've got a store full of customers that are all trying to buy the same type of firearm you are. if you know where one is, go grab it. >> i want to make sure i'll be able to get them
in newtown, connecticut, as people start to say good-bye to the victims of friday's massacre. >>> meanwhile, the debate over gun control intensifies on capitol hill. we'll speak to chicago mayor rahm emanuel. >>> plus, we'll get the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations from major garrett. >>> in the midst of gunfire, his words brought comfort to his classmates. hear from a brave 8-year-old survivor of the newtown tragedy. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your whorld in 90 seconds. >> we shouldn't be at a 6-year-old's funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartedbreaking. as it is, it copkeeps getting m heartbreaking. >> the first of the victims laid to rest. >> the funerals will continue for days. >> you drop your kid off and -- you don't see them again? honestly, that's really life now? >> authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. >> police are analyzing the evidence, and that includes adam lanza's home computer. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza? >> just quiet. >> what can be done about people like him? >> the answer is very little. >> the m
in the connecticut school shooting tragedy are laid to rest. and with more funerals this week, the newtown community struggles to heal. >>> school safety in the wake of last week's shooting. educators across the country take steps to prevent another tragedy from training teachers to arming security guards. >>> and bargain breakthrough. progress in floiiscal cliff negotiations as both sides give ground on the all-important issue, taxes. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 18, 2012. >> good morning, everyone, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remantsinn active crime scene. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mateoli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica ricos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. majer
evening. the funerals began today. two of the children killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday have been laid to rest. mourners leaving the service for six-year-old noah pozner were told to keep his memory in their hearts, but hearts are strained to breaking by the senseless loss. at makeshift memorials, parents held their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. first we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six-year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischef vous boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his
remains a crime scene and it's not known if it will ever reopen. newton, connecticut. >> 18 more children, 6 adults still to be eulogized. >>> speaker of the house met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the two trying to close on a deal. agreeing to a higher tax rate on the wealthiest americans and an automatic extension of the federal debt limit. this is the third meeting in the past 8 days. the gop wants to see reform to entitlement programs like social security, medicare and immediate day cade. joining us to talk more is john delaney, who represents the state's new district 7 come january. congratulations. >> thank you, bruce. >> as an incoming freshman, how much clout will you have as you go into the room with the heavy weights. >> i think the country is interested in solutionses to the problems and looking for ideas and my sense is even as a freshman you can make a big difference. >> do you think they'll have a deal by the end of the year? >> i tend to be an optimist, so i think we will have a deal. i think there's a lot ofmomentum. i think we've seen good progress in
so many times before. but they're hoping what happened in connecticut is going to be the game changer for gun control in this country. >> i've got four grandkids. they're all the age of those kids up in newtown, connecticut. i don't want my kids to end up like them. >> reporter: earl mitchell is a retired lieutenant commander in the navy, served 28 years. yet today he's marching to the nra's headquarters on capitol hill with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> reporter: he's joined by other vets, parents, and teachers like karen martinez. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and crying and praying for victims of violent crimes. and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid-march they hear this. arm the teachers, arm the principals, the man is saying. he's booed but he still comes outside. >> the truth is if there was one teacher or one principal armed with one shot could have saved dozens of children. >> how about japan? probably the safest country in the world. we don't need them. >> reporter: three days aft s
by the events in newtown, connecticut. they think this was already in the works before the massacre of 26 people at sandy hook elementary. however, the uneasy tensions that many are feeling as a result of sandy hook may have contributed to the authorities being tipped off by the students. >> it may have helped, because there is a heightened awareness and sensitivity to it. >> reporter: back out live here, authorities say they have been in communication with this teen's parents. those parents, according to authorities, said that they did believe that their son actually had access to some weapons therefore making this threat that much more credible, guys. but no weapons, according to police, ever made it here on campus. so that's certainly some good news here. what is still a mystery tonight is what could have caused this teen to plan out such an attack. we'll find out in the days to come. ken molestina, 9 news. >>> now to the latest on the tragedy in newtown. today, the town buried two more little children. the first funeral was for 6 year-old james who was remembered for his love of sports and m
connecticut. >> reporter: it was back to class for most students in newtown, connecticut tuesday. but hardly back to normal. >> i feel worried. i'm nervous. but at the same time, i'm feeling -- happy to be back at school. >> it's tragic and we're stunned. but they've got the keep going with their lives as well. >> reporter: the teachers' union said educators will discus friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not yet returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school still a crime scene. the tragedy even has lawmakers normally in support of gun rights discussing gun control. like senator joe manchin of west virginia. >> we had 20 beautiful babies that were slaughtered. that cannot be tolerated in america. >> reporter: funerals began monday for the 20 children and six adults killed. tuesday families said their final good-byes to two more 6- year-olds. jessica rekos and james mattioli. they
happened in newtown, connecticut, in just a minute but police ask for your help to find a man who sexually assaulted a young girl in woodbridge. >> reporter: anita, the sister of the victim says that she is getting some rest tonight. it happened in a cul-de-sac not far from where we are standing in woodbridge, virginia. this is what happened. earlier police say a teen was inside the home. there was a knock, and when the teen opened the door, a man claimed to work for a cable company. he asked for a person and then the teen said that this person does not live here. so he leaves, but then he returns, this time he threatens the teen, forces himself inside the home. then forces the teen inside a bedroom and sexually assaults her. the teen, according to police, screamed and kicked at the man who then fled. now, we spoke to the sister earlier this evening, and she says that she just wants justice to be served. we believe we have some sound ready for you to talk about how this teen is doing tonight, how the family is coming together. the neighborhood is alerted. that there are prayers going on fo
of the students in newtown, connecticut for the first time since friday's massacre, except for the students at sandy hook elementary which of course was the scene of that tragedy. two more young victims are being laid to rest today. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: a bus carrying students drove up to the high school as a grief stricken town tried to get to some routine. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important the children do go back to school. >> reporter: all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children do go back, they'll attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorials set up for the 26 victims. the grieving process continues. the families of two more children are saying a final farewell. the family of james mattioli used to joke he was born four weeks early because he was hungry. >> jessica rekos wil
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in connecticut one day shy of his 92nd birthday. gotta know that one. take five from the 1959 album time-out. it was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. grammy winner dave brubeck been at the age of 91. >>> a memorial service was held today for kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher. belcher shot his girlfriend saturday morning. the couple add three-month-old daughter together. then he drove to arrowhead stadium where he shot and killed himself. we've posted the 911 calls that belcher's mom made begging belcher to stay alive. >>> today a fairfax county judge made it clear just because you post an announcement review doesn't mean you can say anything you want. as bruce leshan tells us a woman may have to pay hundreds of thousands in damages for the nasty review she posted on-line about a local contractor. >> to finally be winning on principles and knowing that good people do prevail, it's very, very happy. >> reporter: contractor christopher dietz crowing after winning a preliminary injunction against a former customer would wrote a series of scaight on-line reviews. >> wh
like the one in newtown, connecticut, is to put an armed police officer in every school. tara mergener with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's a controversial idea in the middle of an already emotional and heated debate now raging across the country. they marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. there were demonstrations outside a gun shop in a washington, d.c., suburb. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slautder innocent people and children is insane. >> it's made it one of the hottest selling items of this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2500, $2,700. >> the debate is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is with it. >> no, no, we do not want people with guns
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, you know. just like what happened in connecticut, you know. >> the third victim was shot to death as she put up christmas decorations on the front door of a porch. the state trooper wounded in the shoot-out with the gunman remains hospitalized tonight. that trooper is expected to be okay. >>> tonight, a manassas man is in police custody charged in a double shooting at a local convenience store. it happened just before 1:00 this afternoon at a sheets store in the 8500 block of centerville road in manassas park. police say two people were taken to prince william hospital. their conditions are unknown at this time. 34-year-old of manassas has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. he's being held tonight without bond. just ahead on 9 news now, this saturday night. >> it's kind of a sign of hope, that the bonds of family life are stronger than any wind or fire or flood. >> two months after super storm sandy, a hometown bride and groom celebrate their big day in style. >>> super storm sandy >>> nearly two months after super storm sandy deva
unarmed children and their teachers. in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston, back to you derek. >> we thank you for that report. now investigators had hoped that lanza's computers would yield evidence of a possible motive but he reportedly smashed up the court's hard drive and they're not sure what if any information they can get from those. >>> the debate over gun control continues to pick up momentum in the wake of the newtown school tragedy. several pro gun rights lawmakers have come forward since the shooting to say it's now time to put gun control measures back on the table and the white house says it will push congress to reinstate a ban on assault weapons but many still say gun bans aren't the answer. >> they take away freedom for law-abiding folks and they don't take away the guns from those who end up being the eventual perpetrators. >> 40% of gun sales take place without a background check. no questions asked and felons, the dangerous mentally ill and domestic abusers can easily get guns. >> families of victims at virginia tech and aurora and columbine came to capitol
in newtown, connecticut will return to class. the first funeral for sandy hook elementary students were held monday. family and friends said good buy to jack pinto. jack was a huge giants fan who was buried in his victor cruz jersey. the other service was for noah pozner. his best friend was his twin sister. she was in another classroom and survived the shooting. two more funerals will be held today. >>> after his emotional speech in newtown sunday night, president obama sat down with some of his cabinet members yesterday to talk about what can be done to better protect americans from that shooting. a possible action includes new gun control laws and the president could try to attack -- enact some new gun rules through executive order. >>> residents in maryland, virginia and the district are just three digits away from help if they're having trouble coping with the event in newtown. you can call 211 for advice or counseling. the free service is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week with operators who speak more than 200 languages. >>> it is 5:05. let's go to something a little lighter, yo
asking. >> what do we do about the tragedy of the sort that struck in newtown, connecticut? >> schieffer: but their response left gun control advocates reeling. we'll talk to the profit n.r.a., wayne keene. and we'll hear from senator mark warner of virginia, and kay bailey hutchison of texas. we'll also talk to the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, newly designated south carolina senator tim scott. plus, we'll hear from actor ben affleck on, among other things, reports he may seek the senate seat being vacated by john kerry. who has just been nominated to be the next secretary of state. >> well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. >> schieffer: why not? we do, because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. we start this morning with david keene, who is the president of the national rifle association. friday the n.r.a. made its first public station since the newtown shooting and the reaction from the gun control vacation was sca
pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown school shooting. he insists he wants safer schools, not money. >> hello, wi didn't do enough. this never should have happened. >>> this morning jack ford looks at the claims behind this controversial lawsuit. >>> and an fl coach makes it back to the sidelines just three months after learning he has cancer. chuck pagano talks about beating leukemia and leading the indianapolis colts to the playoffs on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ mouse clicks ] ♪ it'and start talking aboutt whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern
to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. the school shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun control. legislators and the nra stood their ground on sunday morning talk shows. jessica doyle is here with the latest. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you, andrea. of course good morning to everybody at home. we definitely are seeing the drumbeat for tougher gun controls getting louder in the wake of course of newtown. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday. among many other places in the wake of this tragedy, but advocates for tougher laws are running head first into gun rights lawmakers as well as the national rifle association. that's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine can hold. we could see movement on this legislation as soon as next month. she has a lot of support among fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like tr
and killed 26 people in newtown before taking his own life. the connecticut health center was asked to join the investigation to look for threws about the roots of his -- clues about the roots of his violence in his dna. >>> you can gamble 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at maryland live casino right now. they made it possible. the casino operators say the expanded hours will lead to more jobs and revenue for the state. the state's two other casinos have not yet adopted that 24 hour 7 day a week schedule yet. >>> with same sex marriage set to become legal in maryland next week now a new debate about discrimination laws regarding same sex marriage. >> scott broom was in annapolis where a trolley bus operator is getting out of the wedding business altogether. >> reporter: the discover annapolis trolley does not just have tourists, it does a good business with wedding parties as well as you can see on the website. but no more. operator matt grubs announced he will not do business with same sex couples on religious grounds and because it would be illegal he's decided to give up weddings altogethe
the football. >> reporter: marley hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >> newtown school officials will have grief counselors at the school to try to help the students deal with this tragedy. >>> the shootings in newtown have led to a renewed push for tougher gun control laws. yesterday in washington, d.c., dozens of parents, teachers and veterans marched on the national rifle association's headquarters calling on the group to curtail its lobbying efforts. a new poll from cbs news shows 57% of americans are in favor of stricter gun laws. that's the highest percentage in a decade. a virginia congressman says the shooting was enough for him to rethink his position on guns. >> i absolutely believe that americans have a right to reasonable gun ownership. but i also know after this enormous tragedy coming not that long after the tragedy of virginia tech, when my daughters asked me friday night, dad, you're in the senate, why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition crepes, i didn't have -- clips, i didn't have a good enough answer
. he died yesterday in norwalk, connecticut. he's a connecticut native. he was the first modern jazz musician to appear on the cover of "time" magazine. he formed his first quartet in 1951. there it is. beautiful song. perhaps best known for his 1959 release "take five." the song would become his signature piece. it was the first jazz record to sell one million copies. he died at 91. >> i love that piece. it makes you feel happy when you hear it. >>> here's more great music. the world's longest running musical "les miserables" hits the big screen christmas day. >> alexis christoforous takes a look at what makes this version of the movie different than anyone you've ever seen before. >> reporter: broken and haggerred when the audience first meets him, sentenced to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread in 19th century france. the epic tale follows him played by hugh jackman as he raises an orphan to redeem himself while remaining on the run from a ruthless policeman played by russell crowe. >> become a dog on the run, have i fallen so far and the hour so late. >> reporter
, including the calls for gun control in the aftermath of the shootings in connecticut. >> i think it's dog to make it either impossible or very difficult for them to purchase firearms or cost prohibitive. in other words, too expensive. >> reporter: there is such a demand for guns and ammunition -- >> this really is the highest we've ever seen it. >> reporter: elliott says one ammunition dealer paid for a table but ended up canceling because they had no ammunition to sell. >> i just don't think they had any stuff there. >> reporter: merlin says he is staying busy. >> our sales have really ramped up. as you can see, the place is crowded. the worst part, i don't know when i will be able to restock. >> reporter: at his store he is seeing new faces, and more first-time gun owners. >> i've got people buying guns that would have never bought a gun before. when they're told they can't have it, they want it. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein of california is promising to fight to ban certain types of weapons. >>> in other news, fairfax county police make an arrest in the murder of a man whose b
in newtown, connecticut. >> the question should become are we actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- you know that was the worst day of my presidency. >> 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver
, connecticut, reopen today, one elementary school was kept closed because of some sort of threat. not sandy hook elementary but yet another school. a principal told parents to keep their kids home. tonight in newtown, families are holding wakes for several victims of last friday's shooting at sandy hook. today two more 6-year-olds were laid to rest. >>> not so long ago, national rifle association broke its silence regarding the newtown massacre. in a statement it released, it said the members were shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. it also said they wanted to give the families time to mourn before speaking out. the nra pledges to make sure this never happens again and it is going to hold a news conference on friday. >>> dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons and wal-mart pulled the bush master assault rifle, the gun used in newtown. other gun dealers are seeing a surge in sales. >> reporter: assault rifles are flying off the shelves here. more than three million americans own an ar-15, the most popular assault rifle. >> peo
in connecticut that left 20 children dead. >> i think they are afraid something will happen with the gun laws to make it impossible or very difficult for them to purchase firearms or cost prohibitive. in other words two expensive. >> reporter: there is such a demand for guns and ammunition. >> this is the highest we have ever seen it. >> reporter: elliott says one ammunition dealer paid for a table at the show but ended up canceling because they had no ammunition to sell. mer lip scales owns rabbit ridge enterprises and he says he has seen more first time gun buyers. scales is struggling to keep certain types of weapons in stock like those with high capacity magazines. that makes sense to him with lawmakers like diane feinstein in california promising to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limiting the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold. no millions of smokers are resolving to kick the habit, just like they do, they are trying to do it again in 2013. the cdc estimates less than 10% will end up being successful at it. doctors say it takes the average smoker five or six times be
vegas. >>> the father of the gunman who opened fire in the connecticut school has claimed his son's body. a spokesperson for the family says that peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza. adam lanza killed 20 first graders and six adults at the sandy hook elementary school after shooting his mother earlier, in her home. >>> well, christmas is over and it is time to start getting rid of those decorations. officials in washington, d.c. say they will begin to pick up trees and wreaths today. they will continue doing that through january 12th. all you have to do is place the tree where you normally leave your trash for pick up, no bag is necessary. >>> coming up ahead on 9news, i'll introduce you to a program that is changing women's lives. a hero central report is coming up next. >>> also, new year's eve already 2013, and other places. we'll show you what is happening there, right after this break. >>> where waiting for midnight to celebrate the new year. but guess what? they are already celebrating in sidney australia. , they are a little bit ahead of us. if you plan to go out tonight
newtown, connecticut shooting victims end a week of gut-wrenching farewells. 7-year-old josephine gray and 6- year-old anna marquez green were laid to rest in newtown. emily parker's family role move today newtown -- recently moved to newtown. 20 children and six adults were killed last friday. police have not yet established a motive for adam lanza. >>> more than two dozen hollywood celebrities created a public service announcement calling for a plan to control gun violence across the run think. the demand a plan to end gun violence is part of a campaign by mayors against illegal guns. >> columbine. >> virginia tech. >> tucson. >> aurora. >> flood. >> oak creek. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> how many more? how many more? >> how many more colleges? >> how many more classrooms? >> how many more movie theaters? >> how many more houses of faith? >> jennifer aniston, conan o'brien, steve carell, zoe day chanel participated in this. >>> the butler did it. but now the pope did a christmas pardon. the pope benedict visited his former butler and told him he had pardoned hi
for the song take five. dave brubeck passed away this morning in connecticut. he was 91. >>> still to come tonight, it may be great for the pandas at national zoo but not so great for your backyard, a look at 1 community's battle against bamboo -- one community's battle against bamboo. >> we lost about 12 degrees today in, store for a cold night. we'll look ahead to the weekend, all important redskins/ravens game. >> but first the buzz at verizon center, a look what the folks are saying about who was courtside last night. that story is up next. >>> check out the comradery at the end of the wizards shocking win over the miami heat last night. redskins qb rg3 sitting courtside offering up handshakes and chest bumps with the basketballers after the 105- 101 upset and right of that social media just went wild. dan steinberg from the post wrote rg3 to all the games for every team. a fan named greg posted rg3 magic is something else. wizards beat the heat with him courtside and i may have even weighed in with rg3 in the busy hizzy brought the wizards good luck. i don't think he'll come to every
but on the outer loop of the beltway after connecticut avenue as you approach 270, watch out for the overturned tractor-trailer carrying pineapples this morning. it's sitting there along the right side. doesn't seem to be affecting traffic too much. just stay to the left to get around it. i'll have details on that once again at 5:18. >>> here's what's making news now at 5:11 this morning. there are reports at east three demonstrators have died in egypt. supporters and opponents are clashing over president morsi's policies. they're doing this in the streets, even outside the presidential palace. the opponents are hoping to stop a december 15 referendum on egypt's new constitution which they say is too heavily based on islamic law. >>> authorities in guatemala have arrested software security pioneer john mcphee on charges he entered the country illegally. he surfaced there this week after leaving his home in belize where police want to question him in the murder of his neighbor. he says police are targeting him and that's why he was seeking asylum in guatemala. >>> cube divers like our own -- scu
: as for december, the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, that took the lives of 20 children and six adults cast a cloud over what was supposed to be a most joyous season. and at year's end, all eyes are on washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ is engineered to amaze. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for tr
of newtown, connecticut is saying, thanks so much, but please, no more gifts following the school tragedy. so many people are sending in their tributes, workers can't keep up with all of those packages. instead, folks who want to offer condolences are being asked to help people in their own communities. >>> sandy hook elementary students return to class next week, but in the many time newtown is keeping them occupied with fun activities since the shootings. officials from the town, the school districts, and nonprofit agencies have sponsored pizza parties, field trips, and toy give-aways. and the newtown youth academy is opening its doors to all of the kids in town at no cost. >>> we are now getting a look at a woman federal authorities say used the connecticut school shooting to try to scam people on facebook. 37-year-old noel alba was released on bond after she was charged with lying to the fbi. she allegedly posed as a relative of one of the slain children, then solicited donations for a fake funeral fund. she says she didn't do it. >>> derek, three officers were shot this morning inside a
in connecticut. another memorial service was held in utah. officials say newtown, connecticut, is being inundated with gifts from around the world. in fact, they say the donations, including some 60,000 teddy bears-- are simply too much for the town to handle, they're suggesting gifts for organization serving needy children elsewhere. hawaiians are paying their last respects to senator daniel inouye in honolulu. funeral services will be held later today. the president and first lady michelle obama, now vacationing in hawaii are expected to attend. in japt, the ruling muslim brotherhood government says a proposed islamist-backed constitution has been approved by voters. in new delhi, police used water cannons for a second day to break up protests over the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a bus last weekend. the protesters are demanding the death penalty for all six suspects arrested by police. shopper track, which monitors store sales nationwide, is cutting its holiday buying forecast after first projecting sales would rise 3.3% from last year, it now says sales will be up but about
shooting in newtown, connecticut two weeks ago. in virginia this weekend, gun show organizers expected the turnout to double over the november show. virginia state police say gun dealers are requesting a record number of background checks, representing twice as many gun sales over last year. colorado, it took the bureau of investigation 23 minutes to do a background check in november. now it's seven days. encouraging news tonight about president george h. w. bush. doctors at a issues ston hospital say he's improved, so he's been moved out of intensive care. mr. bush who is 88 has been battling a feefer and bronchitis-related cough for more than a month. in maine, self same sex couples celebrated weddings very early this morning and we're told that 15 couples married at the clerk's office in portland. it became legal to do so at one minute past midnight. the result of the election day vote approving same sex marriage. next on tonight's cbs evening news, veterans return from war to fight new battles at home.cec breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for it. i tried decongestan
more than two weeks after the newtown, connecticut shooting rampage and adam lanza's body has been claimed for burial. the paper wasn't able to learn from the medical examiner who took him. lanza killed his mother at her home nearby and police have not given a motive for the shootings yet. >>> last night the house and the senate both went home without a deal, when it comes to trying to avert the fiscal cliff. senators are leading the negotiations and they have until midnight tonight to come up with a compromise before massive spending cuts and tax increases kick it. that affected university about every one of us around the country. senator harry reid expects us to reconvene this morning. sue rae chin has more. >> reporter: member of congress left meetings on capitol hill sunday without a deal hours before the nation is set to fall off the fiscal cliff and negotiatations continue. >> reporter: if republicans and democrats can't strike a dell before midnight monday, taxes will go up for almost every american. automatic spending cuts will kick in and millions will lose unemployment be
for many, including connecticut senator joe lieber man. >> i hope the negotiations going on now end with an agreement and i hope that we will pass it with bipartisan majority in theong senate and the house. >> reporter: but others, chiefly republicans, were angry that the deal did not include a serious package of spending cuts and might actually add to the deficit. tennessee senator bob corker. >> everybody on this body knows we've done nothing -- nothing -- by the time this agreement takes place to reduce a penny of debt in this country. people know that. that's a shame. >> reporter: tonight the two sides are still haggling over the $110 billion worth of spending cuts across-the-board cuts that are set to go into effect tomorrow. they're trying to figure out a way to push those cuts off for at least a couple of months. because of that, rebecca, the senate still hasn't voted and the house can't vote until the senate does. so we're still in limbo. >> nancy cordes, thank you. president obama gave a briefing on the budget talks before an audience that included former campaign volunteer
trained pianist, brubeck had a natural ear for melodies. at home in connecticut in 1961 he told walter cronkite -- >> it's like a baseball player or any athlete. he's only good when he instinctively does the right thing. the dave brubeck quartet's signature tune "tyke five" appeared on their landmark album "time out." released in 1959, it was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. the opening cut "bluerondo allah turk" was taken from a street rhythm in istanbul. >> one two, one two, one two three." >> reporter: throughout his career, brubeck was an ambassador for music. in 1988, he played at the reagan/gorbachev summit in moscow and later remembered -- >> the room started keeping time. all these people that almost hated each other were swinging. >> reporter: in 1994, president clinton awarded him the national medal of the arts. >> i'll never forget the first time when, as a high school musician, i discovered that i could actually play the saxophone lead in "take five." (laughter) >> reporter: in 2009, the kennedy center honored his sex decades of creation and invention. >> rhyt
like if you're planning to head close by. no problems on the beltway at connecticut avenue coming around from 95 westbound on 495. let's go back over to the maps this time to southern maryland. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems into oxon hill. 295 has been taking a little bit after hit. everyone is taking it to the 11th street bridge because the westbound freeway has been shut down at the sousa bridge for a couple of weeks now that will be 18 to 20 months with reconstruction there. to the bound side of canal road -- to the inbound side of canal road, you have construction. it will slow you down a bit. watch out for the workers there. speaking of work, if you are planning to use metro this weekend, you will want to know -- back to you guys. >> okay, all right. we have some problems on metro. we'll have more on that later on. it's on our website wusa9.com under traffic. >>> this is something we've all griped about. i know you have been affected by this. residents on one street in montgomery county are wondering why $8 million was spent to repair the road only to have the utility co
to the upper midwest. and rain from texas to connecticut. the week ahead will be mostly cool but mostly free of rain or snow. next. >> you're publishing as you're watching. >> osgood: do it yourself. and later, >> osgood: even john lennon, the famous beatle needed a publisher for his first book "in his own right" back in 1964. today authors nobody ever heard had can publish their own work all by themselves in their own right, as it were. our cover story is reported now by rit a braver. >> reporter: what were you living in when you wrote the first book. >> we had 700 square feet that was... that was finished. >> reporter: richard paul evans went from that salt lake city house to this one, all because of a little tale he wrote for his daughters. you didn't think, okay, i want to sell this and people are going to buy this and everyone will fall in love with this book. >> the idea of being a novelist is really romantic but it's kind of the same as being a president of the united states. it's like it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but it did happen for rick evans. you may remember the christ
is c., connecticut native katharine hepburn four best actress awards among them "breakfast at tiffany's." we will be right back. >>> and welcome back. this time now is 6:54. olga breese in for howard bernstein this morning. . thes should make it into the low 40s for most and mid 40s closer to town. we'll see some snow showers develop overnight. that will switch over the rain by saturday afternoon. chilly 40s on saturday staying in the 30s for sunday. >>> before you go home we want -- to work this morning, we want the bring delia goncalves back with this powerful drunk driving reporting you've been doing this morning. and some take aways. >> you know i mean we've always talked about drunk driving and always asked folks not to drink and drive. we've had some really powerful stories all throughout the morning. the science behind field sobriety tests, breaking some myths that drinking and eating at the same time will actually get you more intoxicated faster because it's like opening the flood gates. >> right not sober. >> 20% of the alcohol gets soaked into the stomach lining and so when
but that will not cover the $83 billion that new york, new jersey and connecticut are already asking for now. >>> same-sex couples can now apply and receive marriage lrnses in maryland -- licenses in maryland. on the first day yesterday, just a few couples around the state actually went to clerks' offices to pick up listens. they have to wait -- licenses. they have to wait till 12:01 on new year's day. montgomery county's new licenses say party one and party two. prince george's county plans to issue one license for heterosexual couples and another for same-sex couples but prince judge's licenses won't be ready till next week. >>> we're gearing up for a huge weekend of football here at wusa. it starts saturday with the army-navy game at 3:00 p.m. we'll have a complete wrapup at 7:00 on "game on." >> just go get the wings, beer, soda and sit down and have a good weekend. then on sunday you can watch as the skins bring the ravens to tonight at fed ex fields. that is going to be a fantastic game. >>> when we come back, holiday shopping. >> we'll take a look at some food gifts from some local small busine
this morning," elaine quijano, newtown, connecticut. >> the true heroes. well, on this christmas eve, the fiscal cliff is one day closering and much of the talk in congress focused who's to blame for a lack of a deal. there are nine days off to head off mandatory tax cuts and tax hikes. nancy cordes is in honolulu where the president is having his christmas vacation. and nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, rebecca. it's almost as if the president and congressional leaders have called a sort of time-out when it comes to the fiscal cliff. there are no major discussions going on right now about what to do now that talks between the president and the speaker have appeared to have stalled. they were both here yesterday for the funeral of daniel inu way and & we're told they didn't know what to do next. the president urged leaders to craft a sort of scaled down plan that simply extends the bush tax rates for the middle class and extends long-term unemployment benefits for another year. but jeff and rebecca, it's really unclear whether even a package like that could pass
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